Best April Fools effort I’ve seen so far. Thanks
Agreed! Loading the site resulted in about 10 second of actual confusion. Hilarious!
Let’s cover the frontpage in posts about Erlang
And the latest news about who acquired who and what round of funding everybody’s in!
Also, let’s arbitrarily rename everyone’s submissions without cause or reason!
Away with that pesky moderation log!
For historical context, here is what Lobsters looks like today, on April 1, 2013: home page, story discussion page. Compare to the normal home page, as seen on April 2 (which arrived right after this comment was first posted).
I was pretty worried when I first loaded the page. Looks like jcs has made a big money exit though. Just saying.
Even freakier, I open lobsters on my phone and saw a responsive HN. I think my head just exploded. Well played.
Also, this would have been hilarious with a Tell HN: … tag :P
Haha, good one!